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FRANCE Artist proofs
Lot No Type Description Price
15012 EA image FRANCE (1935) Workers in rice paddy*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver HERTENBERGER. This may be an essay of an unissued stamp. Small map of France in lower left corner. Interesting!
AVAILABLE AT $160
1786 EA image FRANCE (1938) Miners*. Die proof mounted on card and signed by the engraver CHEFFERS. Scott No 343, Yvert No 391. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
17604 EA image FRANCE (1939) Ministry of P.T.T. building*. Die proof printed on thin balsa wood signed by the engraver. Scott No B83, Yvert No 424. Very unusual item!
AVAILABLE AT $475
15013 EA image FRANCE (1940) Wheat harvest*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Scott No B104, Yvert No 466. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $175
16097 EA image FRANCE (1942) Books*. Paris Fair. Cut-down die proof in blue signed by the engraver DUFRESNE and marked 1'er Ă©t. The fair was promoted by the Nazis during the occupation of Paris to show the world that life under German occupation was not so bad. Several toning spots including one in corner of design.
AVAILABLE AT $40
5757 EA image FRANCE (1943) Louis XIV*. Academicians*. Die proof in blue of charity label issued to aid impoverished intellectuals. Embossed seal of Institut de Gravure.
AVAILABLE AT $80
13978 EA image FRANCE (1943) Intellectuals*. Die proof in black. Aide aux Intellectuels charity issue with inscription "Au coin du table."
AVAILABLE AT $120
10322 EA image FRANCE (1948) Revolutionaries*. Set of eight trial color die proofs in different colors from actual stamps. National Relief, Centenary of the Revolution Issue. Each proof has control punch at bottom and printer's color code in margin. Louis Blanc, A.M. Albert, Barbès, M. Affre, P.J. Proudhon, Blanqui, Lamartine, Ledru-Rollin. Scott Nos B224-231, Yvert Nos 795-802. Very difficult to get as a complete set and an exceptional price!
AVAILABLE AT $325
12985 EA image FRANCE (1948) GĂ©nissiat Dam*. Die proof in blue signed by the engraver HERTENBERGER. Scott No 607, Yvert No 817.
AVAILABLE AT $160
12254 EA image FRANCE (1949) Antoine Watteau*. Die proof in black (unsigned). Scott No B240. Yvert No 855. Famous painter. Portrait by BOUCHER.
AVAILABLE AT $180
9841 EA image FRANCE (1950) Children playing*. Spring. Partial die proof in black signed by the engraver. Depicts fountain sculpture by Bouchardon. Scott No B244, Yvert No 859.
AVAILABLE AT $120
9842 EA image FRANCE (1950) Children playing*. Spring. Hand-colored die proof signed by the engraver. Depicts fountain sculpture by Bouchardon. Scott No B244, Yvert No 859.
AVAILABLE AT $200
9843 EA FRANCE (1950) Children playing*. Seasons. Complete set of 4 die proofs depicting fountain sculpture by Bouchardon. Scott Nos B244-7, Yvert Nos 859-62. image (Image b) (Image c) (Image d)
AVAILABLE AT $600
9978 EA image FRANCE (1950) Man* and woman* with headdresses*. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver for unissued 30 franc stamp inscribed "France - Amerique Latine". Interesting item and rare!
AVAILABLE AT $120
5759 EA image FRANCE (1951) Clemenceau*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DECARIS. Scott No 669, Yvert No 918, Quelle moustache!
AVAILABLE AT $140
9956 EA image FRANCE (1954) Stenay*. Scott No 727. Yvert No 839. Die Proof in black. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $80
17878 EA image FRANCE (1955) Mt. Pelée*. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver DUFRESNE. Martinique. Scott No 780, Yvert No 1041. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $120
1082 EA image FRANCE (1956) Benjamin Franklin* (inventor of lightning rod and electric battery). Scott No 814. Yvert No 1085. Die Proof in black signed by the engraver DECARIS. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $160
9397 EA image FRANCE (1956) Flammarion*. Observatory*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver SERRES. Flammarion did much to popularize astronomy and believed in extraterrestrial life, including advanced civilizations on Mars. Scott No 792,Yvert No 1057.
AVAILABLE AT $140
9819 EA image FRANCE (1956) Paul Sabatier*. Catalytic chemistry*. Scott No 793. Yvert No 1058. Die Proof in black.
AVAILABLE AT $140
9820 EA image FRANCE (1956) Paul Sabatier*. Catalytic chemistry*. Scott No 793. Yvert No 1058. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver GANDON. Much of the detail is missing.
AVAILABLE AT $200
5083 EA image FRANCE (1957) Aveugle*. Mendiant(e)*. Borgnesse*. Deux épreuves d'artiste, une en brun, l'autre en bleu avec numéraux de couleur. Scott Nos B318-9, Yvert Nos 1140-1, au profit de la Croix Rouge. Ces anciennes épreuves sont très rare!
AVAILABLE AT $300
5721 EA image FRANCE (1957) Evian-Les-Bains*. Die proof in violet signed by the engraver PHEULPIN. Famous for its mineral waters. Scott No 856, Yvert No 1131. Picturesque!
AVAILABLE AT $140
9423 EA image FRANCE (1957) Goethe*. Scott No 863. Yvert No 1138. Die Proof signed by the engraver HERTENBERGER.
AVAILABLE AT $140
11864 EA image FRANCE (1957) Guadeloupe - Sens River*. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver SERRES. Scott No 850, Yvert No 1125. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
12416 EA image FRANCE (1957) George Sand*. Stage die proof showing only the vignette of Sand with very faint penciled in value and legend. Scott No B316, Yvert No 1112.
AVAILABLE AT $200
5314 EA image FRANCE (1958b) Naval jousting*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver SERRES. French traditional games. Scott No 884, Yvert No 1162. A very scarce proof!
AVAILABLE AT $200
7608 EA image FRANCE (1958a) Philippe Pinel*. Die proof signed by both the artist SPITZ and the engraver COTTET. Liberation of the mentally ill. Scott No 865, Yvert No 1142.
AVAILABLE AT $160
7609 EA image FRANCE (1958c) René Leriche*. Die proof signed by both the artist SPITZ and the engraver COTTET. Scott No 868, Yvert No 1145.
AVAILABLE AT $160
11328 EA image FRANCE (1958) Naval jousting*. Die proof in bluish-violet signed by the engraver SERRES. French traditional games. Scott No 884, Yvert No 1162.
AVAILABLE AT $200
4337 EA image FRANCE (1960) La Bourboule*. Die proof in violet signed by the engraver COMBET. La Bourboule, in the volcanic Auvergne region, is famed for its thermal springs. Scott No 966, Yvert No 1256. Beautiful!
AVAILABLE AT $160
15867 EA image FRANCE (1960) Sangnier*. Youth hostel*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver CAMI. Sangnier founded the Youth Hostels. Scott No 976, Yvert No 1271. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
10323 EA image FRANCE (1962) Joseph Lakanal*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No B361, Yvert No 1347. Lakanal (1762-1845) was an educator who reformed the French educational system during the Revolution. Only 23 printed. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $80
11904 EA image FRANCE (1965) Windmill*. Man poling boat* down the Vendée River. Scott No 1129. Yvert No 1439. Die Proof in bright ultramarine on paper watermarked BFK RIVES signed by the engraver CAMI. Only 23 copies printed. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
658 EA image FRANCE (1966) Oléron bridge*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 1162, Yvert No 1489.
AVAILABLE AT $140
10682 EA image FRANCE (1966) Angel*. Castle*. Soldiers*. Die proof in blue signed by the artist LAMBERT and the engraver BETEMPS. 50th anniversary of battle of Verdun. Scott No B401, Yvert No 1484.
AVAILABLE AT $160
3970 EA image FRANCE (1967) Pavilion*. Die proof in blue-violet signed by the engraver DURRENS. French pavilion at Montreal Expo, 1967. Scott No 1177, Yvert No 1519. Only 23 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $140
5064 EA image FRANCE (1967) Radio antenna*. Stylized globe*. Die proof in dark blue signed by the engraver BEQUET. Issued for 3rd International Conference of European Broadcasting Union. Very slight soiling on one margin does not detract from the design. Scott No 1171, Yvert No 1515. Only 23 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $120
17026 EA image FRANCE (1968) Rural mailman of 1830*. Stage die proof signed by the engraver BEQUET and marked "EP D'ETAT". Stamp Day. Scott No B416, Yvert No 1549. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
13100 EA image FRANCE (1969) "EUROPA" in block letters*. Stage die proof signed by the engraver BEQUET and marked "EP D'ETAT". Scott No 1245, Yvert No 1598. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $225
9785 EA image FRANCE (1970) Louis le Vau*. Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No B435, Yvert No 1623.
AVAILABLE AT $120
18989 EA image FRANCE (1971) Pont Marius Gontard*. Church, Grenoble*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver COMBET. Philatelic Societies meeting. Scott No 1308, Yvert No 1681.
AVAILABLE AT $140
7005 EA image FRANCE (1972) Incroyables et Merveilleuses. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver DECARIS. Scott No 1351, Yvert No 1729. Fashionistas of the 18th century.
AVAILABLE AT $160
18204 EA image FRANCE (1972) Les PĂ©niches by Derain*. Set of 2 die proofs (positive & negative) signed by the engraver GANDON. Scott No 1330, Yvert No 1733.
AVAILABLE AT $300
179 EA image FRANCE (1973) Tony Garnier*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver GAUTHIER. Scott No B469, Yvert No 1747.
AVAILABLE AT $140
3253 EA FRANCE (1973) Charles Le Brun. Nude*. Scott No 1360. Yvert No 1742. "Kneeling Woman." Stage Die Proofs (2), Positive and Negative, signed by the engraver BEQUET and marked "EP. D'ETAT". Very rare! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $225
3472 EA image FRANCE (1973) Pierre Bourgoin*. Phillippe Kieffer*. Épreuve d'artiste en brun signée par le graveur PHEULPIN. Héros des parachutistes S.A.S. Yvert No 1773, Scott No 1382. Tirage seulement 23 exemplaires. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
11610 EA image FRANCE (1973) Pyramid*. Sun*. Ernest Renan*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver GAUTHIER. Scott No B464, Yvert No 1745.
AVAILABLE AT $80
18355 EA image FRANCE (1973) Duke of Burgundy palace*. Die proof in bluish-grey signed by the engraver HERTENBERGER. Scott No 1372, Yvert No 1757.
AVAILABLE AT $140
10455 EA image FRANCE (1974) Palais de Justice*. Épreuve d'artiste en noir signé par le graveur GAUTHIER. Palais de Justice en Rouen, Scott No 1417, Yvert No 1806. Tirage seulement 23 exemplaires. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
13764 EA image FRANCE (1974) Hotel des Invalides*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEQUET. Scott No 1414, Yvert No 1801.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16 EA FRANCE (1975) Burgundy*. Grapes*. Pouring steel*. Cattle*. Set of 2 die proofs (positive & negative) signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 1444, Yvert No 1848. image
AVAILABLE AT $300
3647 EA image FRANCE (1975) St. Nazare bridge*. Die proof in dark green signed by the engraver QUILLIVIC. Scott No 1457, Yvert No 1856.
AVAILABLE AT $140
10894 EA image FRANCE (1975) Poitou-Charentes*. Die proof in violet-black signed by the artist LAMBERT and the engraver MONVOISIN. Scott No 1448. Yvert No 1851.
AVAILABLE AT $160
17961 EA image FRANCE (1975) Pompidou*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver GANDON. Scott No 1430, Yvert No 1839. Only 19 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
18075 EA image FRANCE (1975) Rabbits*. Umbrella*. Rain*. Mushrooms*. Snail*. Rainbow*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver MONVOISIN. Scott No B480, Yvert No 1861.
AVAILABLE AT $140
18195 EA FRANCE (1975) ARPHILA*. Completeset of 4 die proofs in various colors, one signed by the engraver. Scott No 1425-8, Yvert Nos 1830-3. Very difficult to find as a set! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $475
19008 EA image FRANCE (1975) ThĂ©âtre du peuple*. Maurice Pottecher*. Epreuve d'artiste en brun signĂ©e par le graveur BETEMPS. Yvert No 1846, Scott No 1439.
AVAILABLE AT $140
3648 EA image FRANCE (1976) Thiers bridge*. Die proof in dark red signed by the engraver BETEMPS. Scott No 1472, Yvert No 1904.
AVAILABLE AT $140
11987 EA image FRANCE (1976) Cross of Lorrain*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. 30th anniversary of Association of Free French. Scott No 1484, Yvert No 1885. Only 19 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
1822 EA image FRANCE (1977) Alps*. RhĂ´ne*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEQUET and marked "ep. d'etat." Scott No 1512, Yvert No 1919.
AVAILABLE AT $200
6980 EA image FRANCE (1977) Arms of Burgundy*. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver MONVOISIN. Scott No 1553, Yvert No 1944.
AVAILABLE AT $140
11040 EA FRANCE (1977) Croix Rouge. Chemineau*. Guérisseuse*. Yvert No 1959-60. Scott No B503-4. Santons de Provence. Epreuves d'artiste en sépia signées par le graveur GANDON. Tirage: seulement 23 exemplaires. Rare! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $275
16830 EA image FRANCE (1977) Guillaume de Machaut*. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver BETEMPS. Scott No B501, Yvert No 1955.
AVAILABLE AT $140
4352 EA image FRANCE (1978) Stylized handicapped people*. Die proof in olive green signed by the designer BAILLARD and the engraver GUILLAUME. Rehabilitation of the handicapped. Scott No 1622, Yvert No 2023. Rare to find both signatures ona die proof!
AVAILABLE AT $140
9759 EA image FRANCE (1978) Flowers*. Butterflies*. Houses*. Die proof in black signed by the artist LAMBERT and the engraver FORGET. Beautification of France. Scott No 1606, Yvert No 2006.
AVAILABLE AT $160
11077 EA image FRANCE (1979) Buddha*. Borobudur temple*. Die proof in dark green signed by the artist LAMBERT and the engraver PHEULPIN. Scott No 1636, Yvert No 2036.
AVAILABLE AT $160
6314 EA image FRANCE (1980) Modigliani. Philatelic engraving by Pierre BEQUET, the engraver of Scott No 1693. Yvert No 2109. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design.
AVAILABLE AT $100
7371 EA image FRANCE (1980) Heat arising from Earth*. Die proof in violet signed by the engraver HALEY. International Geological Conference. Scott No 1711, Yvert No 2093.
AVAILABLE AT $160
7646 EA image FRANCE (1980) Pasteur in laboratory. Philatelic engraving by Pierre BEQUET, the engraver of Scott No B468. Yvert No 1768. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design.
AVAILABLE AT $100
9040 EA image FRANCE (1981) Grapes from the Promised Land*. Die proof in violet signed by the engraver MONVOISIN. Scott No B531, Yvert No 2117.
AVAILABLE AT $140
9792 EA image FRANCE (1981) Coucy castle*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 1721, Yvert No PRE-173. Only 23 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $75
12408 EA image FRANCE (1981) Bookbinding press*. Stage die proof lacking value and signed by the engraver HALEY and marked "Etat". Scott No 1739, Yvert No 2131.
AVAILABLE AT $200
14249 EA image FRANCE (1981) Micro-organism in evolution* under microscope. Die proof in black signed by the engraver BEQUET marked "ep. d'Ă©tat." . Scott No 1724, Yvert No 2127.
AVAILABLE AT $175
9793 EA image FRANCE (1982a) Tanlay castle*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 1814, Yvert No PRE174. Only 23 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $75
9794 EA image FRANCE (1982b) Chateau d'If*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 1817, Yvert No PRE177. Only 23 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $75
10076 EA image FRANCE (1982) Traité de Rome de 1957. Traité de Verdun de 843. Yvert No 2207-8. Scott No 1827-8. Epreuves d'artiste en noir signées par l'artist LAMBERT et le graveur DURRENS.
AVAILABLE AT $320
11085 EA FRANCE (1983) Charente river*. Jarnac*. Die proof in positive and negative in black, both signed by the designer BAILLARD and the engraver DURRENS. Many battles between the Catholics and the Protestants (Huguenots) were fought in Jarnac towards the end of the 16th century. Scott No 1857, Yvert No 2287. Very rare! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $225
978 EA image FRANCE (1985) Computer keyboard*. Map of world*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver COMBET. National Information System. Scott No 1990, Yvert No 2391.
AVAILABLE AT $160
3385 EA image FRANCE (1986) Auto*. Train*. Mulhouse Technical Museum. Die proof in violet signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Scott No 2025, Yvert No 2450.
AVAILABLE AT $140
3459 EA image FRANCE (1986) Henri Fabre*. Experimental planes*. Die proof in dark green signed by the engraver QUILLIVIC. Scott No B577, Yvert No 2398. Fabre invented the first seaplane.
AVAILABLE AT $160
4738 EA image FRANCE (1988) Soldier laying wreath on coffin. Die proof of engraving signed by the engraver. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. Armistice 70th anniversary issue. Scott No 2129, Yvert No 2553.
AVAILABLE AT $90
5310 EA image FRANCE (1990) Cap Canaille*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Cap Canaille is famous for its caves. Scott No 2217, Yvert No 2660. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $140
16841 EA image FRANCE (1992) Germaine Tailleferre*. Miniature trial die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No B647, Yvert No 2752. These proofs were made by the engraver to test the state of his die.
AVAILABLE AT $80
1918 EA image FRANCE (1993) Django Reinhardt playing guitar*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Composer and guitarist. Scott No 2360, Yvert No 2810.
AVAILABLE AT $175
9448 EA FRANCE (1993) Guy de Maupassant*. Die proof in black, positive and negative, both signed by the engraver. de Maupassant is generally considered the greatest of the French short story writers. Scott No B649, Yvert No 2799. Rare! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $160
9449 EA FRANCE (1993) Alain*. Die proof in black, positive and negative, both signed by the engraver. Alain was the pen name of Emile Chartier, who wrote thousands of aphorisms, for example, "Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it isthe only one you have. Scott No B650, Yvert No 2800. Rare!"" image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $160
9450 EA FRANCE (1993) André Chamson*. Die proof in black, positive and negative, both signed by the engraver. Scott No B653, Yvert No 2803. Rare! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $160
9463 EA FRANCE (1993) Jean Cocteau*. Die proof in black, positive and negative, both signed by the engraver. Although primarily known as a poet, he achieved his fame with a prose fantasy "Le Potomak" in 1919. Scott No B651, Yvert No 2801. Rare! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $160
2888 EA image FRANCE (1994) Great cascade at St. Cloud*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEQUET and marked "ep. d'Ă©tat." Scott No 2437, Yvert No 2905.
AVAILABLE AT $200
4219 EA image FRANCE (1994) Flowers in park, Paris*. Die proof in greyish-blue signed by the engraver. top stamp in souvenir sheet issued for European Stamp Exhibit. Scott No 2444a, Yvert No 2909. Hard to find!
AVAILABLE AT $140
4324 EA image FRANCE (1994) Puppet scene from Guignol. Die proof of engraving signed by the engraver ANDREOTTO. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. Scott No 2406, Yvert No 2861.
AVAILABLE AT $90
9384 EA image FRANCE (1994) Stained glass window*. St. Etienne*. Negative die proof in green, signed by the engraver VITRAIL. Scott No 2402, Yvert No 2859.
AVAILABLE AT $140
9818 EA image FRANCE (1994) Stoneware* by Dalpayrat. Die proof in black signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 2401, Yvert No 2857.
AVAILABLE AT $100
10749 EA image FRANCE (1994) Yvonne Printemps*, chanteuse* et actrice*. Yvert No 2897. Scott No B656. Epreuve d'artiste en noir signée par le graveur JUMELET. Tirage: seulement 23 exemplaires. Ce timbre en photogravure, était gravé pour préparer les épreuves d'artistes et les documents officiels. Jusqu'à 1994, les épreuves d'artiste était préparées seulement pour les timbres gravés. Intéressant! Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
3784 EA image FRANCE (1995) Manger scene. Die proof of engraving signed by GOFFIN. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. This design based on the set of Provençal nativity figures, Scott Nos B664-9, Yvert Nos 2576-81.
AVAILABLE AT $90
3870 EA image FRANCE (1995) Man carrying sheep. Hat with bird on top. Poetic verses. Die proof of engraving signed by GOFFIN. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. This design based on the set of Provençal nativity figures, Scott Nos B664-9, Yvert Nos 2576-81.
AVAILABLE AT $90
3871 EA image FRANCE (1995) Provençal characters. Die proof of engraving signed by GOFFIN. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. This design based on the set of Provençal nativity figures, Scott Nos B664-9, Yvert Nos 2576-81.
AVAILABLE AT $90
4432 EA image FRANCE (1995) Woman with child riding on donkey. Man in costume. Die proof of engraving signed by QUILLIVIC. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. This design based on the set of Provençal nativity figures, Scott Nos B664-9, Yvert Nos 2576-81.
AVAILABLE AT $90
4681 EA image FRANCE (1995) Pasteur. Microscope. Die proof of engraving signed by the engraver JUBERT. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. Scott No 2453, Yvert No 2925.
AVAILABLE AT $90
5753 EA image FRANCE (1995) Marianne as warrior. Die proof of engraving signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. This was probably for one of the many Marianne issues he engraved.
AVAILABLE AT $90
16119 EA image FRANCE (1995) Lamb*. Wolf*. Miniature trial die proof signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 2488. Yvert 2960. Famous fable by La Fontaine: "The Wolf and the Lamb." These proofs were made by the engraver to test the state of his die.
AVAILABLE AT $80
398 EA image FRANCE (1996) National library*. Eiffel tower*. Stage die proof in blue signed by the engraver and marked "Epreuve d'Atelier." Scott No 2551, Yvert No 3041.
AVAILABLE AT $200
2214 EA image FRANCE (1996) House of Joan of Arc*. Stage die proof in blue signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 2523, Yvert No 3002.
AVAILABLE AT $175
3344 EA image FRANCE (1996a) Rocambole*. Die proof in blue signed by the artist and the engraver. Rocambole was a fictional character (a sort of combination Doc Savage-Fu Manchu) from novels by Ponson du Terrail in the mid nineteenth century. Scott No B670, Yvert No 3025. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $140
3345 EA image FRANCE (1996b) Arséne Lupin*. Die proof in blue signed by the artist and the engraver. Lupin was a fictional detective character (a sort of combination Simon Templar-Sherlock Holmes) from novels by Maurice Leblanc at the beginning of the twentieth century. Scott No B671, Yvert No 3026. Fascinating!
AVAILABLE AT $140
3346 EA image FRANCE (1996c) Rouletabille*. Die proof in blue signed by the artist and the engraver. Rouletabille was a fictional detective character created by novelist Gaston Leroux, best known for writing "The Phantom of the Opera." Scott No B672, Yvert No 3027. Fantastique!
AVAILABLE AT $140
3347 EA image FRANCE (1996d) FantĂ´mas*. Die proof in blue signed by the artist and the engraver. FantĂ´mas was the arch-villain created by writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvester. Never has there been a more evil man!. Scott No B673, Yvert No3029. Awesome!
AVAILABLE AT $140
3348 EA image FRANCE (1996f) Nestor Burma*. Die proof in blue signed by the artist and the engraver. Burma was the detective hero creating of LĂ©o Malet, a French Marlowe set in Paris during the Nazi occupation. Scott No B675, Yvert No 3030. Incredible!
AVAILABLE AT $140
3760 EA image FRANCE (1996) Enfants*. Épreuve d'artiste en brun-noir signée par l'artiste et le graveur. Cinquantenaire de l'UNICEF. Yvert No 3033, Scott No 2543. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $125
11705 EA image FRANCE (1996) Tower*. Iles Sanguinaires*. Die proof in brown signed by the engraver DURRENS. Scott No 2527, Yvert No 3019.
AVAILABLE AT $90
17974 EA image FRANCE (1996) François Mitterand*. Miniature trial die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 2552, Yvert No 3042. These proofs were made by the engraver to test the state of his die.
AVAILABLE AT $80
4773 EA image FRANCE (1997) Pyrenees*. Isard*. Yellow lily*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Pyrenees Park. Scott No 2571, Yvert No 3056.
AVAILABLE AT $160
5329 EA image FRANCE (1997) Fencing*. Captain Fracasse*. Scott No B689. Die Proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Only 23 copies printed. This stamp printed in photogravure, was especially engraved to prepare Die Proofs and Official Philatelic Documents. Until 1995, Die Proofs were only prepared for engraved stamps. Interesting! Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $200
5700 EA image FRANCE (1997) Volcano*. Raccoon*. Balisier*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Guadeloupe Park. Scott No 2570, Yvert No 3055.
AVAILABLE AT $160
1923 EA image FRANCE (1998) Henri Collet*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 2661, Yvert No 3163.
AVAILABLE AT $175
4819 EA image FRANCE (1998) Seville. Die proof of engraving signed by LAVERGNE and marked "Seville / Henri Collet. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. Scott No 2661, Yvert No 3163. Collet spent much of his life collecting Spanish folk songs, hence the connection to Seville.
AVAILABLE AT $90
3229 EA image FRANCE (1999) St. Victoire. Die proof of engraving signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. Scott No 2727, Yvert No 3251.
AVAILABLE AT $90
4923 EA image FRANCE (1999) Schoolboys in classroom*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Photography by Doisneau, one of the pioneers of photo-journalism. Scott No B691, Yvert No 3262.
AVAILABLE AT $140
4924 EA image FRANCE (1999) Woman in convertible*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Photography by Lartigue, noted for his photos of auto races. Scott No B692, Yvert No 3263.
AVAILABLE AT $140
4925 EA image FRANCE (1999) Street scene*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Photography by Atget, noted for his photos of vanishing Paris. Scott No B693, Yvert No 3264.
AVAILABLE AT $140
4926 EA image FRANCE (1999) Bird perched on gargoyle*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Photography by Brassai, Hungarian photographer who lived in Paris. Scott No B694, Yvert No 3265.
AVAILABLE AT $140
4927 EA image FRANCE (1999) Descending staircase*. Bicyclist*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Photography by Cartier-Bresson, considered to be the father of photo-journalism. Scott No B696, Yvert No 3267.
AVAILABLE AT $140
10498 EA image FRANCE (1999) Map of France*. Flowers*. People*. Die proof in green signed by the engraver. National Census. Scott No 2704, Yvert No 3223.
AVAILABLE AT $90
3280 EA image FRANCE (2000) Toulouse-Lautrec painting self-portrait. Die proof of engraving signed by LAVERGNE. These engravings were made in conjunction with designs accepted by the post office and consist of themes related to the accepted design. There were only 11-15 made and they are printed on the same heavy paper as the artist proofs. One was made for the Postal Museum; the rest were given to the engraver and the designer of the stamp in question. The dimensions are 19 x 21 cm, but the die itself (and hence the image, including the signature) measures 14 x 14 cm. I am not sure which issue this engraving references.
AVAILABLE AT $90
3388 EA image FRANCE (2000) Hispano-Suiza K6*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Scott No 2770e, Yvert No 3321.
AVAILABLE AT $160
1580 EA image FRANCE (2001) Carved pumpkin*. Halloween. Stage die proof in blue signed LAVERGNE. Scott No 2839, Yvert No 3428.
AVAILABLE AT $175
1663 EA image FRANCE (2001) Fermat*. Equations*. Stage die proof in blue signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 2836, Yvert No 3420.
AVAILABLE AT $175
5604 EA image FRANCE (2001) Locomotive 230 Class P8*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 2833j, Yvert No 3414.
AVAILABLE AT $160
5605 EA image FRANCE (2001) American 220*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 2833b, Yvert No 3406.
AVAILABLE AT $160
13580 EA image FRANCE (2001) Laser* shining in eye*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Scott No 2837d, Yvert No 3424.
AVAILABLE AT $175
1442 EA image FRANCE (2002) Hands outreached to each other*. Stage die proof in dark brown signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 2912. Choreography.
AVAILABLE AT $175
4763 EA image FRANCE (2002) Triumph Bonneville 650*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Scott No 2913h, Yvert No 3515.
AVAILABLE AT $160
10751 EA image FRANCE (2002) Louis Armstrong. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Scott No 2905, Yvert No 3500.
AVAILABLE AT $160
10752 EA image FRANCE (2002) Ella Fitzgerald. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Scott No 2906, Yvert No 3503.
AVAILABLE AT $160
10753 EA image FRANCE (2002) Stephane Grappeli. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LARRIVIERE. Scott No 2908, Yvert No 3504.
AVAILABLE AT $160
671 EA image FRANCE (2003) Pont Adolphe*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Symbol of Luxembourg's independence. Scott No 2985c.
AVAILABLE AT $160
3033 EA image FRANCE (2003) 1950 SFV 302 Tractor*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver ALBUISSON. Scott No 2980b.
AVAILABLE AT $160
16795 EA image FRANCE (2003) Mont Blanc*. Stage die proof in brown signed by the engraver LAVERGNE and marked "Epreuve d'Atelier." Scott No 2978h.
AVAILABLE AT $200
17436 EA image FRANCE (2003) Javelin*. Runner* High jump*. Stage die proof in brown signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 2970. World Track & Field Championships.
AVAILABLE AT $160
4858 EA image FRANCE (2004) Dragoon*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3035.
AVAILABLE AT $160
5259 EA image FRANCE (2004) Sailboarding*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3045c. Extreme sports series.
AVAILABLE AT $120
5260 EA image FRANCE (2004) Jet ski*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3045h. Extreme sports series.
AVAILABLE AT $120
12160 EA image FRANCE (2004) Rabbit*. Die proof in grey signed by the engraver. Scott No 3018.
AVAILABLE AT $140
13495 EA image FRANCE (2004) Donkey*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Scott No 3021.
AVAILABLE AT $140
13820 EA image FRANCE (2004) Tarn gorges*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Scott No 3047c.
AVAILABLE AT $140
13924 EA image FRANCE (2004) Grenadier*. Stage die proof in brown signed by the engraver LAVERGNE and marked "Epreuve d'Atelier." Scott No 3038.
AVAILABLE AT $225
18636 EA image FRANCE (2004) Oysters*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3007f.
AVAILABLE AT $160
18762 EA image FRANCE (2004) Grenadier*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver. Scott No 3038.
AVAILABLE AT $160
672 EA image FRANCE (2005) Quais de Seine*. Die proof in blue signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3139c.
AVAILABLE AT $160
4282 EA image FRANCE (2005) Rillettes*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3106g.
AVAILABLE AT $160
4777 EA image FRANCE (2005) Cliffs of Etretat*. Die proof in blue signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3139b.
AVAILABLE AT $160
6774 EA image FRANCE (2005) Bridges across the Seine*. Die proof signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3139e.
AVAILABLE AT $140
12517 EA image FRANCE (2005) Early plane*. Stage die proof signed by the engraver LAVERGNE and marked "Epreuve d'Atelier". Adrienne Bolland issue but only the plane is shown here. Scott No C67.
AVAILABLE AT $225
13373 EA image FRANCE (2005) Bouillabaisse*. Die proof in blue signed by the engraver. Scott No 3106e.
AVAILABLE AT $160
3462 EA image FRANCE (2006) Ultralight plane*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Flying machines series. This one "Demoiselle" designed by Santos-Dumont. Scott No 3260b.
AVAILABLE AT $200
3463 EA image FRANCE (2006) Albatross glider*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Flying machines series. This one built by Jean-Marie Le Bris. Scott No 3260c.
AVAILABLE AT $200
3464 EA image FRANCE (2006) Bat-winged plane*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Flying machines series. This one built by Clement Adler. Scott No 3260d.
AVAILABLE AT $200
3465 EA image FRANCE (2006) Seaplane*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Flying machines series. This one built by Henri Fabre. Scott No 3260e.
AVAILABLE AT $200
12535 EA image FRANCE (2006) Hydrogen balloon*. Stage die proof signed by the engraver LAVERGNE and marked "ET". Flying machines series. This one designed by Blanchard and powered by feathered paddles. Scott No 3260f.
AVAILABLE AT $225
2334 EA FRANCE (2007) Ship*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Vignette from S/S. Scott No3371. image
AVAILABLE AT $140
3361 EA image FRANCE (2007) Prud'homme*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. Scott No 3351. Winner of the first Nobel Prize in literature. The value is missing.
AVAILABLE AT $20
3362 EA image FRANCE (2007) Prud'homme*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. Scott No 3351. Winner of the first Nobel Prize in literature.
AVAILABLE AT $200
8243 EA image FRANCE (2007) Ship*. Die proof signed by the engraver JUMELET. This is the vignette from the lighthouses souvenir sheet. Only part of each stamp was engraved, so the die proof does not show the whole stamp.
AVAILABLE AT $140
15086 EA image FRANCE (2007) Gallic boar ensign*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3298. Marked "Epreuve d'Ă©tat.".
AVAILABLE AT $140
16544 EA image FRANCE (2007) Cape Fréhel lighthouse*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3371a.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16545 EA image FRANCE (2007) Espiguette lighthouse*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3371b.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16546 EA image FRANCE (2007) D'Ar-Men lighthouse*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3371c.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16548 EA image FRANCE (2007) Porquerolles lighthouse*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3371e.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16549 EA image FRANCE (2007) Chassiron lighthouse*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3371f.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17262 EA image FRANCE (2007) Ship*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Vignette from S/S. Scott No3371.
AVAILABLE AT $140
5786 EA image FRANCE (2008) Cardinal Richelieu*. Chateau at Indré-st-Loire*. Set of 2 die proofs (positive & negative) in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3408.
AVAILABLE AT $175
14981 EA image FRANCE (2008) Cardinal Richelieu*. Chateau at Indré-st-Loire*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3408.
AVAILABLE AT $140
15229 EA image FRANCE (2008) Le Havre*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3409.
AVAILABLE AT $140
15544 EA image FRANCE (2008) French Acrobatic Patrol*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No C70. Marked "Epreuve d'Ă©tat.".
AVAILABLE AT $140
17808 EA image FRANCE (2008) Hand holding tree*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3473. Marked "Epreuve d'Ă©tat.".
AVAILABLE AT $140
17996 EA image FRANCE (2008) 90th anniversary of end of WWI*. Epreuve d'atelier in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 3550.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17137 EA image FRANCE (2009) Jean Calvin*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3681. The value is missing.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17138 EA image FRANCE (2009) Jean Calvin*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3681. Marked "Epreuve d'Ă©tat.".
AVAILABLE AT $140
17263 EA image FRANCE (2009) Helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3746.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17264 EA image FRANCE (2009) Helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc*. Stage die proof in blue signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3746.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17265 EA image FRANCE (2009) Sailors of the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc*. Stage die proof in blue signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3747.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17266 EA image FRANCE (2009) Sailors of the helicopter carrier Jeanne d'Arc*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3747.
AVAILABLE AT $140
17997 EA image FRANCE (2009) Jean Moulin*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE. Scott No 3684. Unified the Resistance under DeGaulle.
AVAILABLE AT $140
673 EA image FRANCE (2010) Arcueil aqueduct*. Set of 2 stage die proofs in black (positive & negative) signed by the engraver LAVERGNE and marked "E. Atelier". Note that value is missing. Scott No 3799.
AVAILABLE AT $275
1095 EA image FRANCE (2010) Waves. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. Scott No 3780. Yvert No 4439. The value is missing.
AVAILABLE AT $175
2894 EA FRANCE (2010) Birlot Ile-de-Bréhat watermill*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. The value is missing. Scott No 3866f. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $175
2903 EA FRANCE (2010) Cassel windmill*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. The value is missing. Scott No 3688b. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $175
2904 EA FRANCE (2010) Agremonts Bléré windmill*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. The value is missing. Scott No 3866c. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $175
2905 EA FRANCE (2010) Daudet Fontvieille windmill*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. The value is missing. Scott No 3866d. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $175
2906 EA FRANCE (2010) Farine Villeneuve-d'Ascq windmill*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. The value is missing. Scott No 3866e. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $175
2907 EA FRANCE (2010) Montbrun-Lauragais windmill*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver BEAUJARD. The value is missing. Scott No 3866a. image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $175
16024 EA image FRANCE (2010) Appeal of DeGaulle 70th anniversary*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3688. Marked "Epreuve d'Ă©tat.".
AVAILABLE AT $140
16025 EA image FRANCE (2010) Appeal of DeGaulle 70th anniversary*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 3688. The value is missing. Marked "Epreuve d'Ă©tat.".
AVAILABLE AT $140
17403 EA image FRANCE (2011) CNES center*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 4096.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16533 EA image FRANCE (2012) Henry IV*. Stage die proof in violet signed by the engraver JUMELET. First Bourbon king.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16534 EA image FRANCE (2012) Lyon courthouse*. Stage die proof in violet signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 4295.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16550 EA image FRANCE (2012) Point Saint-Mathieu lighhouse*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET. Scott No 4273.
AVAILABLE AT $175
16623 EA image FRANCE (2013) Bali theatre mask. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16624 EA image FRANCE (2013) Ancient Greek theatre mask. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16625 EA image FRANCE (2013) Japanese Noh theatre mask. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16626 EA image FRANCE (2013) Korean theatre mask. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16627 EA image FRANCE (2013) Italian theatre mask. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16628 EA image FRANCE (2013) Javan theatre mask. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
15455 EA image FRANCE (2014) Charles PĂ©guy*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
15906 EA image FRANCE (2014) Marguerite Duras*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16758 EA image FRANCE (2014) Mobilization for WWI*. Die proof in black signed by the engraver LAVERGNE.
AVAILABLE AT $140
16960 EA image FRANCE (2015) Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer*. Stage die proof in black signed by the engraver JUMELET.
AVAILABLE AT $140

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